A 25-year-old who stole a Saudi prince’s Rolls-Royce and sold it to a Huddersfield dealership has been jailed.
Mohammed Humza, from Hertfordshire, stole Sheikh Mohammed Alibrahim’s Rolls-Royce in Mayfair, London.
He had filled out a DVLA V62 form claiming he was the new owner, reports the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
In April 2015 Humza sold the car to Shaks Specialist Cars for £27,500 and a part exchange for a BMW 5 Series and a White Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Southwark Crown Court heard that after receiving a V62 form, the DVLA contacted the owner about the change of ownership, and when there was no reply a new logbook was issued, as is standard practise.
Humza, who had also stolen other expensive cars, pleaded guilty to one count of theft and five counts of fraud by false representation.
Sentencing Humza to four years and two months’ imprisonment, Judge Martin Griffiths said: “You have been involved in what to my view is a professional and highly selective car theft business.
“It must surely be something in the way of a salutary lesson to the DVLA. It shouldn’t really allow people to get new V5s on the strength of ‘I get can’t get hold of the registered keeper’.”